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Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-18-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,044
Posted By Jekyll
I just used the EIS indicator. I didn't need 2...

I just used the EIS indicator. I didn't need 2 lights telling me the same thing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,275
Posted By Jekyll
Back to the question of the thread: does anyone...

Back to the question of the thread: does anyone know of a source for stock stickers/decals that are ready to apply?

My cables are installed so, I'm definitely not interested in engraving them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,275
Posted By Jekyll
Looking for these as well. Spruce has mixture,...

Looking for these as well. Spruce has mixture, cabin heat, parking brake and alternate air but, not prop and throttle. Spent hours searching Cessna parts sites but, couldn't find the last 2 I need....
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-02-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1,831
Views: 1,056,935
Posted By Jekyll
ready for paint

Finished the in-shop build tonight! Did the final touches on my windscreen fairing and cleaned everything up. I went through my builders manual and I have nothing left except paint, final assembly,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-01-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,100
Posted By Jekyll
Like Greg and Drill and Buck.

Like Greg and Drill and Buck.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,938
Posted By Jekyll
Just as Vans states in the instructions, 2 layers...

Just as Vans states in the instructions, 2 layers of good,vinyl electrical tape. You want to fill right to the edges of the tape. I overlapped the fiber glass on the tape and sanded down to the tape....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,407
Posted By Jekyll
For those with finished interiors who wished they...

For those with finished interiors who wished they had installed seat heaters:

My buddy didn't put them in his 7A but, he found some portable car seat heaters that plug into a standard panel power...
Forum: Interiors 02-15-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,565
Posted By Jekyll
Rust-Oleum Multi Color Textured paint has a sand...

Rust-Oleum Multi Color Textured paint has a sand finish. I used it on my panel and am VERY pleased with the result. I tested Brother labelling tape on the panel for 2 years and it held fast.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-15-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,334
Posted By Jekyll
You still need an edge rolling tool. 4 pack of...

You still need an edge rolling tool.

4 pack of #30 and # 40 drills will get your through part of the build. Need more.
Dimple dies for a rivet puller are great tools.
Small files
Nibbler
Smaller...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,938
Posted By Jekyll
JJet: Just laid mine up last week. I used the...

JJet:

Just laid mine up last week. I used the tape method (2 in). I started by cutting them as suggested by Vans starting with 1/2 in. and progressing up to 2 in. using a pizza cutter cloth...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,955
Posted By Jekyll
Another vote for E6000. The stuff holds great and...

Another vote for E6000. The stuff holds great and dries in minutes. Rough up both surfaces with 60 grit.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 974
Posted By Jekyll
You have the top forward skin installed before...

You have the top forward skin installed before the engine?

I suggest hanging the engine before installing the leg fairings and and wheelpants.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,319
Posted By Jekyll
I ran aircraft maintenance departments in the...

I ran aircraft maintenance departments in the military and we had a number of lightning strikes. We always did a very detailed inspection of all bearings such as rod ends and wheels because it often...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-25-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,597
Posted By Jekyll
Van's isn't in business to teach you how to build...

Van's isn't in business to teach you how to build an airplane. They are in business to sell you kits that you build. Knowledge, skill and tools are your part of the deal. I've seen homebuilt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,756
Posted By Jekyll
My stupidest mistake was drilling a 1/8 inch hole...

My stupidest mistake was drilling a 1/8 inch hole through a perfectly good thumb nail.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,167
Posted By Jekyll
He should have no difficulty dimpling and...

He should have no difficulty dimpling and deburring in tight spots!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-25-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 917
Posted By Jekyll
Paul: Send you a PM.

Paul:

Send you a PM.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-22-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,003
Posted By Jekyll
Here are the pictures as...

Here are the pictures as requested.

http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/7840/nosepantalignment2.jpg (http://img825.imageshack.us/i/nosepantalignment2.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,003
Posted By Jekyll
New nose gear fairing brackets & old kit

Just did my nose gear fairing on my 7A using the new brackets but with the pevious edition of drawings and instructions. I researched the forums and was still scratching my head trying to figure out...
Forum: Northeast 04-21-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,140
Posted By Jekyll
I'm in Bucks Co at the North end right off PA...

I'm in Bucks Co at the North end right off PA 611. You're welcome to visit. My 7A is just about done, needing only to install the top skin and glass-in the windscreen. I'm just finishing the landing...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-19-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,903
Posted By Jekyll
As a former weight and balance supervisor, I've...

As a former weight and balance supervisor, I've weighed many aircraft using jacks. Works great but, you must subtract the tare weight of jacks and possibly the jack points. Example, if you intend to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-14-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,479
Posted By Jekyll
I view this similar to the shampoo tactic: "Wash,...

I view this similar to the shampoo tactic: "Wash, rinse, repeat". When do you stop repeating? Emag Air sells Pmags, not magnetos. Why leave half of the revenue on the table? There is significant...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 992
Posted By Jekyll
What epoxy hardener

I need to buy some new West epoxy and hardener for my windshield fairing and gear fairings. I used 205 hardener for everything in the past but, was thinking I might need 206 hardener for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,204
Posted By Jekyll
I took out a builder loan on my plane and part of...

I took out a builder loan on my plane and part of the loan application paperwork was to fill out the registration form. Unbeknownst to me, the loan company submitted the form to the FAA. Several...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,602
Posted By Jekyll
23 years in Marine aviation - saw a number of gas...

23 years in Marine aviation - saw a number of gas caps come off. The worst I ever saw was an F/A-18 Hornet loose a cap off a center line drop tank on take off in the late 80's. Big fire ball when the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-07-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,861
Posted By Jekyll
They are tight. that's for sure.

They are tight. that's for sure.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-03-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,270
Posted By Jekyll
Installing gear fairing with wings off, 7A

I searched but, didn't find what I was looking for. I'm finishing my build and thought I would do the gear fairings in my garage before I go to the paint booth. My question is whether or not I can...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,245
Posted By Jekyll
Shoe goo is now called E6000. You could probably...

Shoe goo is now called E6000. You could probably glue a jump seat to the wing and take passengers up with that stuff. It is available in Walmart in the crafts section and in other craft...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-26-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,133
Posted By Jekyll
Check your PMs

Check your PMs
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-25-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,133
Posted By Jekyll
I added springs to my brakes tonight. I used 3,...

I added springs to my brakes tonight. I used 3, 3/8 stainless washers from ACE and 3 x 19/32 x .054 springs from McMaster-Carr. These springs have 7.49 pounds of compression under load. I went with...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-19-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 52,993
Posted By Jekyll
I purchased the blue strip from...

I purchased the blue strip from Stein:

http://www.steinair.com/images/store/blueledstrip.jpg

Installation instructions say to hook directly to 12v source or a regular rheostat.

I hooked it up to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-19-2011, 12:54 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 52,993
Posted By Jekyll
I wonder, can I put LED strips under my wings to...

I wonder, can I put LED strips under my wings to pimp my ride?

Seriously though, how are folks mounting the strip under the glare shield?

Jekyll
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-17-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,967
Posted By Jekyll
OK, I can now update my own question. Fixed my...

OK, I can now update my own question. Fixed my leak and bled my brakes tonight. I used about 2/3 of the quart including 1/4 cup of spillage. Bleeding took about 45 minutes once I got things set up....
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-16-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,648
Posted By Jekyll
More bench is better than too little. Mine is 3 x...

More bench is better than too little. Mine is 3 x 8 and 36 inches tall. I'm 5'9" and this is a great hieght for me as a standing work bench. Mine is extremely strong and flat made from 3/4 plywood,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-16-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,893
Posted By Jekyll
You're in luck, Van's has the Dynafocal I...

You're in luck, Van's has the Dynafocal I drawings on their web...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,099
Posted By Jekyll
Here's a takeoff of Rick Galati's behind the...

Here's a takeoff of Rick Galati's behind the elbow. Wires go down and under the floor:

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/5255/commjackmountleft10807.th.jpg...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-09-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,967
Posted By Jekyll
Thanks Steve. Yeah, got a leak from a bad hose....

Thanks Steve.

Yeah, got a leak from a bad hose. Need to replace the hose and clean the plane.

I'll be ready to rivet on the top skin once I get the brakes bled. Are you still tracking...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-03-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,967
Posted By Jekyll
How much brake fluid needed?

I'm filling my brake system and would like to know how much I need. I have 1 quart. I seem to have used 1/3 of it and only have fluid up to 1 pedal line. I quickly found a bad aeroquip line. Fluid is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,444
Posted By Jekyll
My advice is to buy more than you think you will...

My advice is to buy more than you think you will need. In the end, continually reordering more will add more in shipping costs than you might have invested in unused wire. The amount used in an RV...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,222
Posted By Jekyll
I print a code such as the function and pin...

I print a code such as the function and pin number using 6 font then, cut them out, and apply them to the wire using small, clear heat shrink. Works well and is inexpensive.

Jekyll
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-21-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,465
Posted By Jekyll
Can't answer about a switch source but, I did use...

Can't answer about a switch source but, I did use a relay and it does take a bit of mind work to wire it up but nothing that you can't do. If you can build an airplane the relay is easy.

I used 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,870
Posted By Jekyll
;) I can't dissagree but, he will put in the time...

;) I can't dissagree but, he will put in the time to get you what you want.

Jekyll
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,870
Posted By Jekyll
Just call Infinity. The owner loves to talk with...

Just call Infinity. The owner loves to talk with builders; he will get you set up just the way you want.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-10-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,315
Posted By Jekyll
My, what a big MFD you have... My comment is...

My, what a big MFD you have...

My comment is about comm jack location. I'm not a fan of having them on the panel. My soultion was to make a small jack housing behind my elbow on the arm rest. it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-04-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,762
Posted By Jekyll
As others have said, the sticky back bases don't...

As others have said, the sticky back bases don't stick long. Use non-sticky bases and affix with E-6000.
Forum: RV-10 12-24-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,155
Posted By Jekyll
Good maintenance practices require all bolts...

Good maintenance practices require all bolts being torqued. If construction or maintenence documents don't call out a specific torque, standard torque values should be used. FAA Circular, AC43.13-1B...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-22-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 978
Posted By Jekyll
I'm not so sure our recent experience bodes well...

I'm not so sure our recent experience bodes well for a race worth watching:D

My daughter just moved to Oak Harbor, WA. Maybe I'll visit your shop when I head out that way to visit the grand...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-21-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 978
Posted By Jekyll
Back to the build

I hate to admit that I've been away from my build for 2.5 years. I guess it happens to many of us. I reviewed my build log and realized I haven't worked on my 7A since December of 08 and that was...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-10-2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,831
Views: 1,056,935
Posted By Jekyll
Rudy: What is the brand and color number of the...

Rudy:

What is the brand and color number of the red paint?

It sure is purdy.

Jekyll
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-15-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,750
Posted By Jekyll
Jonathan: I had initial concers also but I found...

Jonathan:

I had initial concers also but I found that by holding the line away from the exhaust while tightening the servo fitting, the line tightened up and is held away from the hot parts. Try...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-15-2008, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,511
Posted By Jekyll
I missquoted the SB. We actually have 10 hours if...

I missquoted the SB. We actually have 10 hours if in Group B.

Finley: I couldn't get to the serno on #1 so I tried your recommendation and I think I got it OK. THANKS.

Also I verified with the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-14-2008, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,511
Posted By Jekyll
I called my Mattituck for my serial numbers and...

I called my Mattituck for my serial numbers and was informed 3 of mine are in group A. They didn't record the 4th serial number and it's one of the hidden ones. I'll need to pull the cylinder if I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-14-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,432
Posted By Jekyll
I used a combination of cargo straps and a...

I used a combination of cargo straps and a pick-up cargo bed spreader lock bar. Straps to crank the sides in and the the cargo bar to force them out in the center. Things work but, it's not fun nor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,157
Posted By Jekyll
DaX: I know a good shrink...:D My favorite was...

DaX:

I know a good shrink...:D

My favorite was balsa airplanes, lighter fluid and a local high suspension bridge.

Jekyll
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,908
Posted By Jekyll
Call Larry Vetterman for a perfect exhaust fit...

Call Larry Vetterman for a perfect exhaust fit for your set up. He has a jig to make up any combination of Lyclone exhaust found on an RV. He can make the exhaust for each type of intake and sump for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2008, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,245
Posted By Jekyll
I tried the acetone mix with West; it took 48...

I tried the acetone mix with West; it took 48 hours in a heated garage to have a semblance of curing. That was my only attempt at using the acetone. It never really seemed to fully cure even after 3...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-02-2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,424
Posted By Jekyll
Kobioshi Maru solution. I routed mine around the...

Kobioshi Maru solution.

I routed mine around the front of the gear mount. They tucked up nicely and are no more exposed than if through the mounts. Much simpler.

Jekyll
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,107
Posted By Jekyll
West has a black coloring agent for your first...

West has a black coloring agent for your first layers which will be visible through the plexi from the inside.

West Systems has a good instruction manual on thier web site at:...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-01-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 19,268
Posted By Jekyll
Bill: The mixture cable bracket is the standard...

Bill:

The mixture cable bracket is the standard carb bracket. It fits the vertical set up with no modification.

Also I failed to mention I needed a longer mixture cable over the standard carb set...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-27-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,024
Posted By Jekyll
I couldn't agree more. Observe the Mode C veil...

I couldn't agree more. Observe the Mode C veil and fly where you want outside of the Class B. If it were immorale, imprudent or unsafe you can be sure the FAA would make it illegal.

Jekyll
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,174
Posted By Jekyll
Richard: Same set up, 7A, TMX-IO-360-B1B, (180...

Richard:

Same set up, 7A, TMX-IO-360-B1B, (180 horses, vertical Silver Hawk induction).

You did nothing wrong. You just don't have everything you need.

Vans has a cut-out modification plate to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,539
Posted By Jekyll
Go to a kitchen store and buy a $2 cutting board....

Go to a kitchen store and buy a $2 cutting board. Pretty much the same stuff.

Jekyll
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